Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Consent

A powerful, painful, funny play about the meaning of justice and consent when two friends take opposing briefs in a rape case.

The Container

A harrowing, intense drama about people-trafficking, set inside a container lorry.

Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers

An anthology of six brilliant plays, celebrating a multiplicity of stories authored by Black playwrights in the UK over the last decade. Selected and introduced by leading theatre director Natalie Ibu.

Continental Divide: two plays

In this two-play cycle set against the background of a bitterly fought American governor's election, David Edgar explores what has happened to the revolutionary fervour which took hold of both the Right and the Left in the 1960s, and how it has been carried over into the politics of today.

The Contingency Plan (2009 edition)

Two plays

A double bill of plays from the frontline of climate change - an epic portrait of an England of the near future, in the grip of unprecedented and catastrophic floods.

The Convict's Opera

The world's first ever musical, The Beggar's Opera, is performed on board a creaking convict ship bound for Australia.

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Coolatully

Lyrical and urgent, Fiona Doyle's play Coolatully is a compassionate insight into the links between the economy, masculinity and society in the modern world. Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize.

Cootie Shots

A unique assortment of plays, songs and poems for primary school children to read and perform - an ideal resource for teachers and schools looking for creative ways to explore contemporary moral and ethical issues in a fun and stimulating way.

Coram Boy (stage version)

A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatised from the Whitbread award-winning novel set in 18th-century England.

Cornermen

An exhilarating play about human triumph, ambition, self-doubt, and pride, set in the world of boxing.

Corrina, Corrina

A gripping theatrical thriller set at sea, exploring power dynamics, superstitions and revenge, and what happens when we think no one is watching.

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Cosmic Scallies

A witty and touching new play about class, friendship and absence.

Cost of Living

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an exquisitely original, honest and deftly funny play that explores our need to connect and be loved regardless of the gulfs that disability, race, class, and wealth place between us.

Cotton Wool

A gripping and darkly comic tale of young lives on the edge. Winner of the 2009 Meyer-Whitworth Award.

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Cougar

A startling play about what – and who – we consume.

The Country House

A witty and compelling play that takes a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each other’s lives.

The Crack in the Emerald

New Irish Plays

Edited by David Grant

Four Irish plays from the late 1980s, selected and introduced by David Grant of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

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Cressida

A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th-century London theatre.